What Does Your Perfect Day Look Like? | Questions to Fall in Love | Q4

I recently started a new series here at thewellbeingblogger.com called “Questions to Fall in Love”. This series was inspired on Stephan’s blog Stories of a Colorful Life and on an experimental Psychology study in which strangers were asked to answer a set of 36 questions. You can know more about this study and its goal here

And this particular post is based on a question that I often ask my clients:

What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

The perfect day for me starts with NO alarm. I like to wake up naturally, and whenever the body feels like it is ready. Then I would have a delicious breakfast, preferably outdoors. My perfect breakfast is either an avocado toast with scrambled eggs and pepper OR a nice bowl of oats sprinkled with cinnamon, honey, and banana. Ah, and a nice cup of black coffee with no sugar, because life only starts after coffee! 😋

If I’m by myself, which happens quite a lot, I like to use my laptop and check what’s new on WordPress while I savour my delicious toast. As soon as I finish breakfast, I like to spend some time writing and finish my coffee. Next, weather permitting, I like to go for a long walk until lunch time – ideally next to the seashore or in a beautiful green space.

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I love preparing my meals and that’s one of my favourite ways to practise mindfulness. I opt for doing healthy, nutritious and easy meals – food bowls are my favourites. Next I usually have another coffee and I start working on projects, answering e-mails, or anything else work-related like calling my coaching clients or preparing teaching materials. I often do creative activities in between, but everything depends on my workload and tasks.

At the end of the day, I like to have a small yoga session at home and then prepare dinner and do some grocery shopping in case something is missing. Since it’s a perfect day, I watch the sunset from my balcony (thinking about the house I used to live in Whitstable, UK) and I have a glass of Porto Wine while I feel the nightfall on me.

Afterwards I would then spend some time reading and connecting with other bloggers. Next I would either catch-up with my favourite series or watch a talk / documentary, until I fall asleep. 😴

What about you? What does your perfect day look like? 

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Morning Routines: A Breakfast Routine in The Office

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At the moment, I’m choosing to have breakfast in the office most days, at least until I move to a new place, back in Canterbury. This is because the house I have been living in (and sharing with strangers) for over a year now is very small, and the chance of having the time and space to eat a nice breakfast by myself is even tinier. I do like to prepare my food with plenty of peace and space, because as an empath it’s very easy to pick on people’s energy and I don’t really want that to happen in the early hours of my day.

I consider myself however to be very lucky – the building I work at has all I need to prepare breakfast: a microwave, a toaster, and a coffee machine. So when arrive there every morning, I follow pretty much the same steps everyday: I switch on the coffee machine, I put my stuff in the office, I make one or two eggs using the microwave, and I toast half of a bagel.

This is one of the easiest routines I have right now and it doesn’t ‘eat’ much of my time in the morning. Between preparing and eating my breakfast, I probably take me no more than 10 minutes. I usually start working between 9 and 10 am, depending on the time I manage to get up (I’m not using any alarm), and walk out the door.

This routine is very different from the one I used to have in 2016 and 2017, but as you can find out in my posts about morning routines and rituals, the most important thing of a routine is that it fits your needs and current resources. On that note, you can check out my blog post on how to design a morning routine that works for you here, and also know more about the psychology of morning rituals here.

Let me also know in the comments below how does your morning / breakfast routine looks like at the moment, and what other topics would you like me to write about in the near future! 🙂

Honey Oats: Another delicious breakfast!

Breakfast is by far my favourite meal! And today I opted for something a little bit different from what I have been having (egg on toast).

Here are the ingredients you need:

  • rolled oats
  • honey
  • cinnamon
  • chia seeds
  • strawberries

How to do it:

  • place the oats in a  bowl and add some water (until they are covered)
  • microwave your oats for 2.5 minutes (mine is set to its highest power level)
  • remove your bowl from the microwave and drizzle your oats with honey
  • sprinkle some cinnamon over the honey
  • cut a couple of strawberries (I cut them in a round shape, but you can be as much creative as you want!) and place them in the blow
  • add some chia seeds to decorate

And eat it all with great pleasure! 😉

280-calorie Breakfast: A Simple & Colourful Suggestion

I have found out that a breakfast with a nice dose of protein does wonders for me in the morning. I used to have fruit or a peanut butter toast, but since I am very sensitive to simple sugars I noticed that having such type of breakfast made me struggle with “brain fog”.

If this also happens to you or if you simply wish to have more protein in your breakfast, here a meal suggestion for you:

 

 

List of ingredients I used:

  • one medium egg
  • one small tomato
  • one cup of spinach
  • two wholemeal bread slices
  • pepper
  • green tea

And if you’re curious about calories, this breakfast contains around 284 calories. Considering the nutritional value of the ingredients, this is a pretty good amount of energy to start rocking your day.

For more suggestions and tips, you can follow me on instagram (@work.life.fitness).

How To Create A Morning Routine That Works For You

In this blog post I will share with you the most important ingredients to create a morning routine that works best for you. If you prefer, you can now also have access to this blog post in a Podcast format:

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